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A Pablo Picasso

Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Author Paul Eluard (French, 1895–1952), Publisher Editions des Trois Collines (Swiss, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France; Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Goeppert, et al., Picasso Illustrated Books, 43; Baer, Picasso peintre-graveur, 701 (IIA.b); Bloch 373


Overall: 31.1 x 20.6 x 5 cm (12 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and numerous reproductions

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva-Paris: Editions des Trois Collines [1945]) Small folio; [7 ff.] pp. 13-259 [7 ff.], plus loose etched frontispiece; original publisher’s printed wrappers (half blue cloth, cream-colored paper box).

Portrait etching, reproductions of work by Pablo Picasso.

Geneva-Paris: Editions des Trois Collines [1945]


Pen and blue ink on preliminary leaf: "Exemplaire no. 52 / Paul Eluard"; graphite lower right on etching "Picasso"


1971, year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glaser, Newton, MA to the MFA. (Accession date: January 12, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glaser


© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.